PROCESS

Red Barn projects follow a standard sequence of Basic Services. This is representative only, as phases and deliverables may be adjusted to provide custom solutions for the budget, design, and delivery method for each project. As a client-centered firm, Red Barn’s designs are driven by Client preference rather than an overall firm aesthetic.

Step 1

DISCOVERY

Brief call to determine project goals and scope. Typical information covered in this call includes all-in budget, desired timeline and vision.

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Step 2

PROPOSAL

Topline proposal, including Red Barn’s qualifications and representative work; deliverables and fees; Rate Card for typical project expenses and/or Additional Services.

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Step 3

Engagement

Legal document including Scope of Work; detailed description of deliverables and fees; project phases and sequence; Rate Card; and Standard Terms and Conditions.

Step 3

Step 4

Pre-Design

Project kickoff: wish list, brainstorming and precedents. Preliminary evaluation of site, program, schedule, budget, and other initial information. Research of applicable zoning regulations. Site measurements and measured drawings, if needed. Delivery of As-Built drawing set.

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Step 5

Schematic Design

Programming and initial cost per square foot analysis. Proposed floor plans and elevations, using 2D and 3D visualization tools. Design review (in person, via video conference, or by phone). Development of preferred scheme, including diagrammatic floor plans and elevations and 3D renderings, which can be used for municipal review and preliminary pricing refinement. If Contractor is in place, review and make any needed modifications to reduce the estimated cost of construction. Delivery of Schematic Design drawing set.

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Step 6

Construction Documents

Preparation of final working architectural drawings and specifications to coordinate work and obtain bids. This drawing set include: foundation plans; door and window schedules; detailed floor plans; sections; electrical plans; structural drawings; notation of existing conditions/demolition; plumbing fixture locations; and finish and material specifications. Delivery of Construction Documents drawing set.

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Step 7

Bid Negotiation

If the Client opts to use a competitive bid process, Red Barn is available to assist in obtaining, reviewing and negotiating bids.

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Step 8

Permitting + approvals

The Permit Set includes basic project information, floor plans, elevations, sections, site plans, life safety details and limited material and systems notes. Architect to complete any necessary correspondence, meeting preparation, additional drawings and presentations with Building Department, Approval Boards or Contractor to obtain a building permit. 

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Step 9

Construction Administration

Red Barn conducts a minimum of two site visits to projects under construction. Examples of optional Additional Services include review of shop drawings; preparation of change orders; and evaluation of progress payment requests.

Step 9

Ready to take your first step?

Fill out our project inquiry form to schedule a brief call. During this initial conversation, we will learn about your project, describe our design process and fee structure, and answer your questions

Projects include custom homes, historically-sensitive rehabs and additions. We also offer interior design; furniture, paint and finish selection; and space planning.

Projects include hotels, retail spaces and storefronts, event and performance spaces, restaurants and breweries. 

Projects range from condo conversions to large-scale new developments. We support our Clients from Feasibility Analysis through Project Closeout.